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spring 2012

On the Cover
Republican Automatons (Republikanische Automaten), 1920, is one of three works by George Grosz, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, that the artist left behind when he fled Nazi Germany. 

© 2011 Estate of George Grosz/Licensed by VAGA, New York/Museum of Modern Art, New York






Romance and Mystery

Mega-bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC '79, returns to Lincoln Center. A tale told by Fordham professor and romance novelist Mary Bly.

Saint Kateri

In October, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (16561680) will become the first Native American Catholic saint. Was her intercession responsible for a miracle at Fordham in 1931?

Who Owns Art?

Nazis seized hundreds of thousands of artworks before and during World War II. Raymond Dowd, LAW '91, is one the world's foremost litigators seeking restitution.


We Are Family

About a decade ago, Fordham softball had to forfeit a game because the team couldn't field enough players. Now the Rams are a tight-knit group and a growing national powerhouse.


Geopolitically Correct

In an era of declining American dominance, emerging new players, and shifting relationships among states, Fordham is rethinking business education.

Sound and Vision

WFUV's student-driven video team brings live music to YouTube and beyond.

Excelsior | Ever Upward | The Campaign for Fordham

Fordham Fetes Its Finest
Lead Gift Honors Ferraro
New NASDAQ Grant Helps GBA Go Global
Patented Generosity


Teaching Service
The Two Hassetts
In Praise of Teachers

On Campus

Fordham Unites Against Bias Acts
Security Chief Is Commencement Speaker
Fordham Law and Social Service Among Nation's Best
Value Investing Comes to Gabelli
Student Helps Advance Parkinson's Research
Want Better Vision? Eat More Grapes
Prehistoric Objects Find a Home at Lincoln Center
Art Fridays Open Met's Vast Collection
University Names AVP for Alumni Relations
Find Your Voice, Shape Public Debate
Weighing Minority Representation on Broadway
GO! Builds Men and Women for Others
Harry Potter Helps Illuminate Big Questions
Empire State of Mind


Alumni Notes

Rams Roundup

Lombardi Trophy Visits Fordham on Hall of Fame Day
Fordham Out West
Tennis Turnaround

In Memoriam


Seven Questions with Pete Fornatale

Shortly after the Spring 2012 issue was on its way to readers, we were saddened to learn that Pete Fornatale, FCRH '67—legendary DJ and rock historian—suffered a fatal stroke. He died on April 26. Read "Forever Young: A Personal Note on Pete Fornatale."

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Updated: 4/26/12

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